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Cardiologist Madison AL

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Alejandro Vasquez, MD
(256) 539-4080
930 Franklin St SE
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Francisco Marroquin, Fac De Med, Guatemala
Graduation Year: 1994

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Paul G Israel
(256) 536-1081
303 Williams Ave
Huntsville, AL
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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Phillip Leonard Laney
(256) 539-4080
930 Franklin St Se
Huntsville, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Thomas Benton Washburn
(256) 533-1077
201 Sivley Rd Sw
Huntsville, AL
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Gordon Henry Cash
(256) 539-4080
930 Franklin St Se
Huntsville, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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John Thomas Hartley
(256) 539-4080
930 Franklin St Se
Huntsville, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jay Lawrence DiNerman
(256) 539-4080
930 Franklin St Se
Huntsville, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Vernon Ross Hunter
(256) 539-4080
930 Franklin St Se
Huntsville, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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James Daniel Murphy
(256) 539-4080
930 Franklin St Se
Huntsville, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Walter Herbert Haught, MD
(256) 539-4080
PO Box 040005
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1989

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Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

In restrictive cardiomyopathy, the heart resists filling with blood. Hence the amount of blood pumped out by the heart is not sufficient to meet the body's increased need for the energy and nutrients when the person is exercising. But the heart will be able to provide adequate blood when the person is resting. 

Restrictive cardiomyopathy is the least common form of cardiomyopathy. It has several similarities  with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Causes of Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

Cause is usually not known.

1. The heart muscle is gradually replaced by scar tissue.

2. The heart muscle is infiltrated by abnormal material, such as white blood cells.

3. Amyloidosis

4. Sarcoidosis

5. Hemochromatosis- When the body contains excessive amount of iron, it may accumulate in the heart muscle, as in iron overload.

6. A tumor invading the heart tissue.

Symptoms of Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

  • Shortness of breath

  • Tissue swelling (edema)

  • Abnormal heart rhythms

  • Palpitations

  • Heat failure

  • Chest pain and fainting - These are less likely than in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

    Diagnosis

    Restrictive cardiomyopathy is often one of the suspected causes of heart failure. 
    The diagnosis of restrictive cardiomyopathy is based largely on a physical examination, an electrocardiogram (ECG), and an echocardiogram.

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is sometimes used to provide information about the structure of the heart.

    Catheterization of the heart is required to arrive at a precise diagnosis.

    Prognosis

    About 70 percent of people with restrictive cardiomyopathy die within 5 years of when symptoms begin.

    Treatment

    No satisfactory therapy is available.

    Diuretics may actually worsen the condition instead of improving it.

    Drugs normally used in heart failure to reduce the heart's workload may actually reduce the blood pre...

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